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ID:EHG4423
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Name:Rescue excavation and photographic survey - Craig-Na-Feich, Achavanich, Caithness
Organisation:Highland Regional Council
Date:Feb 1987

Description

An archaeological excavation was carried out by R Gourlay and associates of the Highland Regional Council on the 19th of Feburary 1987 to rescue a Bronze Age Beaker Burial Cist which had been exposed during rock extraction for road improvement works at Craig-Na-feich, Achavanich, Caithness.

Type(s) of Investigation

  • PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY
  • RESCUE EXCAVATION

Images

General view prior to excavation (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilInterior detail prior to excavation (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilInterior - after removal of skull (for safety reasons) (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilInterior - after removal of skull (for safety reasons) - closer up (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilInterior - after removal of skull (for safety reasons) (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilCapstone and slates - from above (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilGeneral view - after clearance of surrounding rubble (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilTop slates - removed (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilBurial cist - general view (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilCapstone - from above (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilCist - interior showing flint (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilCist - interior showing flint (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilDetail of interior after capstone has been removed (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilDetail of interior after capstone has been removed (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilDetail of interior after capstone has been removed (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilBurial cist - after removal of capstone and front stone (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilDetail of interior after capstone has been removed - close up view (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilDetail of interior after capstone has been removed - close up view (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilBurial cist - interior (showing position of bones) (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilBurial cist - interior (showing position of bones) (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilBurial cist - after excavation (capstone, frontstone and inhumation removed) (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilBurial cist - after excavation (capstone, frontstone and inhumation removed) (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilBurial cist - after excavation (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilCist - interior excavated, from above (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilExcavated cist from above (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilExcavated cist - general view (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilExcavated cist - general view (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilSite of burial cist: stone cut rock hole (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland CouncilSite of burial cist: stone cut rock hole (photo by Robert Gourlay)  © Highland Council

Reports

Highland Regional Council - Short report on the site  © Highland Regional Council (File size: 58 KB)Brian Moffats beaker analysis diagram  © Brian Moffat (SHARP) (File size: 16 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred ND 1783 4333 (4m by 4m)
Map Sheet:ND14SE
Civil Parish:LATHERON
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS
Location:Craig-Na-Feich, Achanavanich, Caithness

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Site of burial cist: stone cut rock hole. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Site of burial cist - stone cut rock hole. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Excavated cist - general view. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Excavated cist - general view. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Excavated cist from above. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Cist - interior excavated, from above. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Burial cist - after excavation. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Burial cist - after excavation (capstone, frontstone and inhumation removed). Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Burial cist - after excavation (capstone, frontstone and inhumation removed). Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Burial cist - interior (showing position of bones). Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Burial cist - interior (showing position of bones). Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Detail of interior after capstone has been removed - close up view. B/W Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gorurlay, R. 1987. Detail of interior after capstone has been removed - close up view. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Burial cist - after removal of capstone and front stone. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Detail of interior after capstone has been removed. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Detail of interior after capstone has been removed. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Detail of interior after capstone has been removed. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Cist - interior showing flint. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Cist - interior showing flint. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Capstone - from above. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Burial cist - general view. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. General view - after clearance of surrounding rubble. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Capstone and slates - from above. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Interior - after removal of skull (for safety reasons). Colour Negative. No. digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Interior - after removal of skull (for safety reasons) - closer up. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Interior - after removal of skull (for safety reasons). Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. Interior detail prior to excavation. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).
  • Image/Photograph(s): Gourlay, R. 1987. General view prior to excavation. Colour Negative. No. Digital (scanned).

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